tv Documentary RT September 17, 2017 5:29am-6:01am EDT
but the people who criticize you what the very least. a right wing lunatic. eighteen years ago i traveled across the united states exploring america's deadly love affair with the gun i witnessed the grim results of these weapons in hospital emergency rooms morgues in the confused of to mass of mass shooting spree. after each new massacre the newspaper headlines were always the side why did it happen here. since my book was published in the year two thousand more than half a million americans have been killed by firearms in the us. five hundred twenty seven thousand people dead and many more injured i decided to return to the subject to track down each gun owner who i'd met and photographed those years ago to understand why despite this death toll there is such fierce resistance to even
this is. relaxing. but. the thought that some people would want to take our guns away to me is so ludicrous because the bad guys the thugs the murderers the ripest are always going to have guns and are you would be doing would be to take them away from the good guys from the law abiding citizens people in this country huddle in their houses and throw their dead belts but i want not succumb to this gown that is apt there. we were at our church last sunday and our sunday school teacher mike asked the class how many people had gun permits in i would say over two thirds of the members raised their hands.
this is a thirty eight taurus and it is so and. it's a concealed hammer and it is concealed so that way it doesn't get tangled or stuck on anything when you try to pull it out of your pocket or your purse if a bad guy tried to. it to my to my family member as he would have a better lock with that better not i guess the grizzly bear and harding would have my baby. clothes so this is going to stay that it was just in this neighborhood were i would venture a guess everybody in this very odd out of anybody does not have a go the g.c. . is a great sarah's company is the leg oh absolutely i can promise you that's the reason they're not coming in stay away from me and they were my home and we will have their problems.
well this is one of my favorite things to do. myself. with a bible in one hand and a gun in the other we can make this country one nation under god once again in the name of the founding fathers of this great country don't you ever acquiesce don't ever turn your weapons of war in safety don't ever turn those over to your government it is the great equalizer if two people have a gun their equal or whoever has the gun they are supreme every time they passed now the gun control law they promise a safety do you know who did the same thing adolf hitler now there's already three hundred fifty million guns in america what are you going to do you can go confiscate them will. you're going to make it more difficult for the criminals to
get them they already have them they can get them faster than you can the problem with crime in america is recidivism the repeat offender if you want to go after criminals who misuse guns the first time you arrest him give them go after him keep them second make sure that the law abiding citizen is ready capable and prepared to shoot back. you know my motto comes right from the movie cinderella last year is my favorite movie really the motto is in a really was have courage and be kind. i want my daughters armed i want my wife armed i want my sons armed and i want them
to be able to defend their families we never hurt anybody we don't want to. but it's the same time we're not going to just make ourselves an easy target for those who would. rape robin plunder no no way. i have six machine guns in the house ten thousand rounds of ammunition in a closet with a license i have i could get on a phone today and get i could order one hundred machine guns and here in two weeks if i could get anything you know i have a tank you know it is no and you know. two hundred guns is what i sell the a k forty seven a fifteen and i got everybody beating time with the prices because i buy so many of the news people come here and i always blame the gun you know day asked me you know what happened why do you sell guns to kill people. who are you so when i tell them
i said all these guns are on the wall last night and i walked in this morning and nobody was dead. you know it's stupid you know gun us to kill a people look at the people killed were people and they just used a gun to kill people you know use a fork and knife a hammer a screwdriver you know why keep blaming it on the gun or ok just give me just give me forty dollars. just a few notes are good if you're staring at your finger thomas. yes go off it here if you carry that order. for i don't know where you. are right that. it's my birthday and i got a gun for my birthday so i'm going to shoot it for the first time are today.
we've seen just about everything m. sixteen assault rifles a ar fifteen some models hunting rifles with homemade silencers these guns could have been used by anyone they could have been use and robbers the message's and also homicides yeah those nineteen years ago those words feel right. since the laws in the state of tennessee of chinese substantially you're allowed to carry guns in parks. guns in bars you know guns in your car so from
a police chief's perspective i would definitely say that perla prefer if we do not have guns in bars. i got a four a tin shack gun from santa cause last year. right now our best selling rifle is the better wesson it's just you know finding an issue that people just you know go to the range and go shoot don't have a phone. is there also arthel is a lot of. b.s. thank you ma'am i'm terrified. oh really since federal the are little or no. it doesn't require beam you know.
this vessel right here the glock semiautomatic pistol is more of the biggest biggest movie guns ever. hear. they know what they're doing because i saw in the movie. there are dangers we have to go out there and stop them and actually paid them on how to handle a firearm immediately ok one of our most popular self-defense rounds here it is one hundred twenty four grain. jacket whole point is. rapidly hitting organic material such as your for a couple of medals or else we also have. an i.r.c. of tank with. huge seller there really is strongly accurate weapon for a very long room does he mean by that high tension almost definitely i want by my bed for home protection my wife actually has
a benelli improve my or her bed which in some automatic shotgun. was a little humming the next hill dead what does that do to your mornings that does it does it not make you feel constantly vigilant pen i mean definitely prepared all the way but i also have a family that i love and care about very much so if you watch the news you see it all the time home invasion here home invasion there highway shooting i mean it's pretty much it can be like the wild west out here. most shootings take place in domestic situations a sizable number of people who kill other people are so-called law abiding citizens the law abiding citizen produces a lot of the fatalities but a mistake in
a her arm by accident. several years ago there was a trauma surgeon here in memphis who did a study of murders in two different urban areas. saying if the presence or absence of guns in a home was a trigger or a protection order and his conclusion was that the presence of the gun was more likely to cause a murder or death by gun than the absence of a good in a home. public
very young. eight months of intensive school. rats. and they save lives. i know but i'm not a. commercial and. islamic states claims it was behind the month just a terror attack by the militants front so kill the priest every time a terrorist attack happens all these people are out there screaming to go ice is so bad someone needs to do something against them and for me yeah why don't. you. feel. that if you.
a convention took place ten days after columbine. what happened at columbine on april twentieth one thousand nine hundred nine was that two two young men who were intent on killing as many students as they could they opened fire on students outside and then went when when confronted with a police presence they went inside the school began shooting there went into the library that's where they they they killed and injured the most students and that's that's where my son was it went worse as the day went on. no word from him being asked by the police if we could provide a description of him and what he was wearing at one point asking for dental records and being told at one point that there was one last school bus bringing students. back from columbine. when you're waiting for
seventeen years ago when we last met i think it ended in tears for me because i realized again what i what i would do if they came to take my gun that would be the end of it for. this country for sure and i'm not willing to hand that over. no i'm able to do it and i know i would do it. protect my rights. the rights of my friends the rights of my loved ones the rights of this country. but you mean all struggle. for i don't think so. are we or i wouldn't let it go easily and probably not while i'm living. i feel like there are a lot of gun owners out there who don't take the responsibility of owning guns
carrying guns storing guns i don't think they take it seriously enough why the resistance to regulation. because it leads to more regulation. that's too slippery of a slope we can't have laws to protect people from their own stupidity. one hundred eighty degrees backus guys he's a word sexy when they talk about guns i'm not going to but they're all mantic. they're emotional. you know when you know when. you know when you don't know you. don't know. you don't know you in. a well regulated militia being necessary for the security of a free state comma the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be
infringed. the second amendment in every state constitution guarantees my right to keep and bear arms why for my personal safety and to preserve liberty that's why. it's called america. i got a lot wrong with swordfish american city school i think there's somebody shooting in here. mass shootings in america have become almost commonplace but the sandy hook school massacre was six and seven year olds were targeted by gunman reached a new level of horror and cops the rule of the american gun debate. today cause me to want to strengthen and absolutely not i think if one of those teachers the principal had ever had had a gun that young man possibly would not have killed anyone or. would have
died do you think it's he. it's all right i think a properly trained teacher. can and just do you need to deal with i think is friggin fantastic certain school districts are training their teachers so they can carry a weapon and school. we go through drills and we put ourselves in real scenarios it was interesting to see how fast we get on the buses how fast we do this who actually got hit by the paint ball gun. straight cool but pretty. scary to the swat team comes in are and they're like ok everybody out you know put your hands up and we're all put our hands up we're terrified and takes us out so. we had his
thought to him yes we did. yes this is a middle school. so if we could do. that possibility of oh yeah we could be prepared. what do every single mass shooting have in common gun free zone. i mean there was i think it was a color blind. from my cold dead. you know i think that part of the problem is that that the gun lobby has been very successful in getting their message out much more so than those who want to see reasonable gun laws they control the narrative that you're either for the second amendment or against it
you're either for freedom or against freedom there's surest way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good way that guy. is. here after these mass shootings gun sales do tend to. just because people start getting freaked out people think that the government is gonna take our guns i mean i hate seeing the shootings happen but it is definitely as good for business. this is a smith and wesson n p fifteen it is our best selling weapon right now and it pretty tough. here. and. as. a sole weapon seem to control the city. what is that this is
a semiautomatic rifle. is it is in all an assault weapon no one else. semiautomatic one pull the trigger one shot and that is what differentiates is it in your eyes the fight the ones fully automatic and the other isn't right why are they called survivor so that. because the media and the left wing politicians one mega bogeyman ictus. of a tool. plesiosaur russell i mean this is by even about what it is i know i know and i should even call them an assault rifle we're going to it's a military style weapon that's what they want me to cite a sporting gun you know you know different names but it's the same thing it's a military style weapon. the reason to buy an assault rifle is if you're going to make an assault on an enemy position and you need a lot of bullets because you got
a lot of people in the position you're attacking the assault rifle was mere barn solves it seems to me you don't need an assault rifle to kill a deer this this ongoing debates that some people have about whether. things like the a k forty seven and they are fifteen are so weapons are not that whole discussion is absurd that the s.t. greatest friend of a mass shooter could have. been heading out one. day on one of the. right up. to two killers. went out in search of guns they were under eighteen they got an eighteen year old to go to the gun show to a gun show with them to make the purchase they purposely sought out a private seller that's the so-called gun show loophole where you can go to a gun show you know one table for the licensed dealer you have to go through
a background check table of a private seller no background check. his guns and i sold and everybody sells every gun dealer that a found all around the united states in crimes they should have you know mandatory registration nationwide everybody owns a gun it should be registered and i am and they're responsible for that weapon why should you let some kid walk in a gun store buy fifteen guns and be able to give them to fifteen of his friends with no receipt even sold them and everything's legal that means guns could be shipped in from the east coast in the west coast and sold in a newspaper to it to anybody that can pass a background check that's how the criminals get guns. about forty percent of all gun sales are private sales they don't go through
a background check and these are not going through a licensed dealer imagine going to an airport and have to go through security and they said ok we're have sixty percent of the people go through security and forty percent can bypass it would you get onto that airplane. that. i can take you right now thirty three miles from here and buy you anything you want on the side of the road in the black market dealers it's out there facebook for example you can buy guns although. you know but just try they privately and that is still legal in tennessee you can as of now you can still be product sales in tennessee blood without without about groucho so you can so that any one yes so to sort of introduce the law is. that shouldn't be made out.
without a background check. you know. after her not so well there needs to be some things done to people where they're back to working again and not being given money by the government to run around and do whatever they will do there's a lot of things we could to dress maybe that's not the only problem could be some mental health issues could be drugs cause a major problem i don't know that but we are not the problem. and if he. should anything be done. now. the natural solution take it's course.
young no. no no no no no no no. credit is one of the basic instruments to drive an economy but it can also lead to tragedy i did it i took a line to how just i came to god and meant that the debts tie came to hand in the spider not. many lives have been broken by excessive debt and the banks got you into trouble on only big bankers come. on the government by the banks but i just didn't think of the ordinary men and women who lost money through the back under don't buy creditors people see no future bad face from happening you know you become ill get into a job your relationship breaks down you become a casualty is dead a lifelong trap or is there
a way out i was actually going to bed and governor would like to ditch a bill for so much a few sandwiches. the international community continues lee emphasize about one thousand iraqi or united iraq this as a slogan maybe approach will the politicians but in reality on the ground in iraq is not one and we recognize united and yes kurds are not the ones to be blamed school what is happening in the rest of iraq and the direct wrong directions that iraq has gone through. we're going to go. through.
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